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Article category: Environmental Geology

This marvelous article includes 17 black and white original photographs by Peter Kresan that capture the destructive nature of the October 1983 floods along Rillito Creek, Pantano Wash and the Santa Cruz River of Tucson and environs.

Article category: Environmental Geology

On November 8th, 2012, the Southwest Fire Science Consortium hosted a field trip to the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona.

Article category: Environmental Geology

On January 4th, 2012, AZGS geologists Ann Youberg and Joe Cook traveled to Emigrant Canyon at the north end of the Chiricahua Mountains to assess post-fire erosion following the 2011 Horseshoe 2 Fire 

Article category: Environmental Geology

The summer of 2011 saw huge wildfires burning across Arizona. The Wallow Fire (538,049 acres) set a new state record, burning a larger area than the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski Fire (468,638 acres). The Horseshoe 2 Fire (222,954 acres) burned approximately 70% of the Chiricahua Mountains and became the 4th largest fire in Arizona history.

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